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Hong Kong ‘patriots’ election: largest pro-Beijing party extends dominance with 19-seat victory

by YAR

Hong Kong’s biggest pro-Beijing party, the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong (DAB), will remain the dominant grouping in the expanded Legislative Council following Sunday’s newly-restricted “all patriots” election.

DAB chief Starry Lee heralded the election results as a “hard earned” breakthrough for the party, despite the record-low turnout. Its candidates took half of the 20 seats in the directly-elected geographical constituencies, and the party will hold 19 of the legislature’s 90 seats in total.

The party received over 51 per cent of ballots cast by 680,000 voters in the 10 geographical constituencies. The five candidates with the most votes were all DAB members, with Lee herself topping the charts with 95,976.

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